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Letters to the Editor: Tech's Printing of "Jim's Journal" Excessive: Article Missed MIT Press Bookstore: MIT Watering Takes No Account of Drought

Tech's Printing of "Jim's Journal" Excessive

I would like to express my appreciation to The Tech for including so many entries of "Jim's Journal" in recent issues. The Tech obviously understands the intricacies of fine art.

There is nothing more satisfying for a hard-working MIT student than to finish classes and sit down to read seven wonderfully inane comics to take his or her mind off the rigors of scholarship. I would only wonder if perhaps more entries of "Jim's Journal" should be included. Are seven comics on 28 pages enough? Why don't you put "Jim's Journal" on the front page, or in the World & Nation section? I'm sure you could find some actual printed text to cut and make room for Jim and his thoughts.

Christopher E. Bachmann '99

Article Missed MIT Press Bookstore

I was dismayed to find Friday's article ["Coop Alternatives Offer Discount," Sept. 8] made no mention of MIT's own bookstore, the MIT Press Bookstore.

Located on campus in Building E38 (the Suffolk Building), and across the street from the Harvard Cooperative Society at Kendall Square, the MIT Press Bookstore carries everything published by the MIT Press. We also have a good selection of books by MIT-affiliated authors and related publications from other publishers.

We offer discounts to the MIT community in the form of coupons which are regularly found in campus publications.

Every semester, numerous students avail themselves of these discounts in purchasing books for classes and their own reading. Many MIT Press books are textbooks used at the Institute and other area schools.

Jeremy Grainger

Bookstore Manager, MIT Press Bookstore

MIT Watering Takes No Account Of Drought

I have noticed that MIT has been watering all its grass with disturbing regularity these past few weeks. This would all be well and good if Massachusetts weren't currently suffering a drought. It has rained once in the period since Aug. 24, and that rain did not amount to much. It seems that MIT could do its small part by watering its grass every other day, or even every fourth day. If everybody does their own part we can all get through this temporary drought with a little more ease. A little brown grass never hurt anyone.

Jeremy L. Warner '99